More political manipulation of science by the Bushies.

White House edits CDC climate testimony. By H. Josef Hebert. AP Writer

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

6 Responses to White House edits Center for Disease Control climate testimony

  1. avatar An. says:

    Not surprising given this administration’s focus on controlling information. After all of the hubbub around global warming the administration instituted a new review process for USGS scientists. Now, in addition to peer review, each article must go through a friendly review, as well as an additional review. In my experience, nothing was ever changed–I believe it was simply an effort to slow down the already painfully slow process of science by an administration that has been perpetually embarrassed by scientific evidence that conflicts with their political positions.

  2. Kevelighan summed it in one quote; “Whether they…line up well with the national priorites of the administration.”

    The right of freedom of speech must become null and void inside the senate hearing room….

  3. avatar mikarooni says:

    People, especially gentle liberal people, seem to forget that this administration and their party hacks thought nothing of using vote tampering and a handpicked and carefully cowed supreme court to fraudulently steal a national election, then went on to lie in order to start a war that they believed would lead them beyond just corrupt war contracts and all the way to private control over vast oil reserves, just as the world hit the peak oil mark. Now you’re shocked to learn that they would dare monkey with a little vague scientific testimony from some timid agency nerds? Come on; you must be kidding. Come out of denial. These slithering degenerates are capable of anything. Fraudulent testimony is child’s play for them.

  4. avatar skyrim says:

    What’s more amazing is that many can’t see it at all. The days of trusting in our government are in the past.

    ” Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by those who are dumber” Plato

  5. avatar skyrim says:

    “punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” Apologies to Plato.

  6. avatar Jon Way says:

    How they haven’t been impeached is nothing short of amazing…

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